Hurtigruten Svalbard

Looking for more land-based adventures in Svalbard? Explore this incredible archipelago with Hurtigruten Svalbard.

365 days of adventure with local experts

The land-based adventures offer year-round fun in Svalbard. Base yourself in colourful Longyearbyen for exciting wilderness excursions. Svalbard is the ultimate Northern Lights destination; the only inhabited place to experience the daytime aurora. 

As the light returns in spring, Svalbard's snow-covered landscape magically reveals itself. Summertime features open fjords, calving glaciers and breathtaking peaks to discover under the Midnight Sun.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Hurtigruten ASA, Hurtigruten Svalbard offers everything you need for exploring the Arctic crown of Norway. Sign up for land-based activities organized by the experts at Hurtigruten Svalbard, and choose from excellent accommodation options in Longyearbyen.

See below for more information or visit the Hurtigruten Svalbard website for prices and booking:


Northern Lights Season

October 1 - February 28
The phenomenal experience of viewing the Aurora Borealis in pristine Arctic Wilderness will leave you breathless. Mid-November to January are best for viewing, while earlier in later in the seasons you can enjoy short, pastel-coloured days. The climate here is milder than many traditional Northern Lights destinations due to the Gulf Stream.
Selected seasonal activities: Northern Lights by snowcat, Snowmobile safaris, Electric fatbike tours, Northern Lights evening, Snowshoeing tours, Dogsledding tours and expeditions, Beer tasting

Light Winter Season

March 1 - May 17
When the sun returns to the Arctic, the atmosphere changes and the landscape opens up for adventure. The pristine white plains, valleys and mountains wait to be explored, and create a spectacular backdrop for every excursion.
Seasonal activities: Ice cave tour, Snowcat adventure, Snowmobile safaris & expeditions, Arctic wilderness evening, Dogsledding tours & expeditions, Ski expedition

Summer Season

May 18 - September 30
The Midnight Sun shines bright in the sky, and the thawing fjords and mountain ranges awaken from their snowy slumber. Summer in the High Arctic should not be missed. Hike to magnificent mountains, sail beneath cliffs filled with teeming birdlife, or search for tiny Arctic flowers in the tundra.
Seasonal activities: Boat tours in the fjords, Arctic wilderness evening, Electric fatbike tours, Mountain & tundra hiking, Dogsledding on wheels, Kayaking & hiking expeditions


The unique and wildly different hotels in Longyearbyen offer something for everyone, whether you're looking for wilderness luxury or more affordable options.

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    Funken Lodge

    The most elegant building in Longyearbyen, Funken Lodge, is in a class of its own. Situated on a rise in the Longyear Valley, it boasts exceptional views over the town and the surrounding Arctic landscape. 

    The unique aspects of the fully-renovated hotel do not stop there: you will be treated to an exceptional level of service, well-appointed rooms and suites, and excellent dining experiences.

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    Coal Miners' Cabins

    With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, the Coal Miners' Cabins offer a simpler, reasonably priced accommodation option. Fantastic shared areas include the Coal Miners' Bar & Grill.

    Originally barracks built for the town's miners, the renovated rooms are still filled with memories of their first inhabitants. Each house has a lounge, kitchen, laundry and shared bathrooms.

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    Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen

    The world's northernmost hotel is centrally located in Longyearbyen, with 95 guest rooms and an informal, Arctic atmosphere. A recent renovation has brought a greater polar focus to the hotel.

    The cathedral-like restaurant offers delicious meals where you can choose from local favourites or Arctic specialities. The terrace is ideal for enjoying the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun, or wind down in the heated hot tubs.

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